EARN IT and LAED are threatening to kill free speech and encryption

Privacy is under threat again in the US.

 

This time, two new acts proposed by US Senators aim to undermine encryption and bring even more surveillance to the online world.

 

Under the guise of making the internet a safer place, the bills would massively transform cybersecurity and free speech.

 

The EARN IT Act 

 

Senators introduced the EARN IT Act (S. 3398) in early March 2020.

It stands for Eliminating Abusive and Rampant Neglect of Interactive Technologies Act, and it falls under the Communications Decency Act.

 

EARN IT has stirred quite a bit of controversy. That’s because it would dramatically affect free speech online and undermine encryption.

 

Also, it directly contradicts the First and Fourth Amendment of the US constitution.

 

Going against the First Amendment

 

The EARN IT Act wants to impose a series of so-called best practices for online service providers. As a result, digital platforms would need to take legal responsibility for the content their users generate online.

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Here’s our list of 9 tell-tale signs someone is spying on you.

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CyberGhost VPN’s Transparency Report

Back in 2011, when we first published our Transparency Report, we never would have imagined a time when everyone was at home, relying solely on internet connections for work, entertainment, shopping, and socializing.

 

But here we are now, reminiscing how life used to be and dreaming of more precedented times.

 

A lot has changed in the past three months, and new realities reflect in our Transparency Report numbers as well.

 

Let’s see what’s been happening.

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Arguing that you don't care about the right to privacy because you have nothing to hide is no different than saying you don't care about free speech because you have nothing to say.

Edward Snowden

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